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Readout from the Vice Presidentís Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices on Safely Reopening Americaís Schools
whitehouse.gov ^ | July 7, 2020 | Vice President Pence and others

Posted on 07/08/2020 9:21:12 AM PDT by ransomnote

Today, Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with the chief executives of approximately 50 States, territories, and the city of Washington, DC, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to discuss local, State, and Federal COVID-19 response and best practices on safely reopening America’s schools. The discussion centered on addressing both the holistic health and the learning objective of our Nation’s students.

Vice President Pence discussed best practices with our Nation’s governors on limiting the COVID-19 spread while keeping America open, including encouraging Americans to adhere to state and local guidelines and to wear face coverings when social distancing cannot be maintained. They also discussed efforts to expand testing, support long-term care residents, increase healthcare capacity, and safety reopening America’s schools. Dr. Birx. discussed testing and trends, including asking our Nation’s governors to utilize and expand pooled testing.

The Vice President led a discussion on best practices to empower State, local, and tribal leaders to safely reopen America’s schools in ways that respect physical, mental and social health of students and advance the learning goals and objectives of our Nation’s students. Several governors discussed leading practices to safely reopen America’s K-12 schools and higher education institutions this Fall. Secretary Azar provided an overview of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidance for safely reopening schools. Secretary DeVos provided additional perspective on safely reopening schools. Dr. Redfield and Dr. McCance-Katz shared perspective on the holistic health of students.

Additionally, the Vice President reiterated his call to governors to ask their citizens who have fully recovered from COVID-19 to donate convalescent plasma.

Participants from the White House Coronavirus Task Force:

  • The Vice President
  • Ambassador Deborah Birx, M.D., White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator
  • Secretary Alex Azar, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
  • Secretary Betsy DeVos, U.S. Department Education (DED)
  • Administrator Pete Gaynor, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Director Robert Redfield, M.D., Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), HHS
  • Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D. Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS
  • Rear Admiral John Polowczyk, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense (DOD)

Since January 2020, the Trump Administration has led over 320 briefings – including 28 governors’ briefings – with over 147,000 State, local, and Tribal participants.



TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: alexazar; betsydevos; brettgiroir; cdc; covid19; deborahbirx; ded; dod; fema; hhs; johnpolowczyk; mikepence; petegaynor; robertredfield; schools

1 posted on 07/08/2020 9:21:12 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote
This all started with "15 days to flatten the curve." Now the discussions are about how to "open safely" to "prevent the spread", in SEPTEMBER, FIVE AND A HALF MONTHS after the "15 days"...

This is utter b.s. We are being played for fools by our government and the media. There should be no "new normal", there should be an immediate end to face masks, socialist distancing, 25% occupancy limits... But instead, all of our politicians (regardless of party) continue to push the lie.

2 posted on 07/08/2020 9:28:16 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Notice that Fauci's name is NOT on that list.

3 posted on 07/08/2020 9:30:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Sicon

Yes. The governors have to power to ruin lives and they are doing it. I’m sick of seeing the truth leak out in news reports only to be retracted. They want to push this to November 3. Keeping it in force now is being used to force mail in voting so they can steal the election. Also, they “get” to destroy the economy and blame Trump for that.


4 posted on 07/08/2020 9:31:40 AM PDT by ransomnote (IN GOD WE TRUST)
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To: ransomnote

CDC runs the country....This has almost zero effect on kids in good health..

All this does is scare everyone..


5 posted on 07/08/2020 9:43:22 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: ransomnote

If the schools do not open you can bet the bank mail voting is going to happen. That has been the rats end game from the beginning. If there is Mail voting in enough states to reach the 270 I see no chance for Trump to win. The mass testing was a trap.


6 posted on 07/08/2020 9:44:51 AM PDT by iamgalt
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To: ransomnote
They're going to make KIDS wear face bags to school? This may be the stupidest move yet.

HOW MANY KIDS HAVE DIED FROM COVID 19?

Think, people!

7 posted on 07/08/2020 11:15:50 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Politics is the continuation of war by other means. --Clausewitz)
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